Essay by yuliklimCollege, Undergraduate November 2014

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Fire and Ice

Life is full of symbolisms. It is all around peoples. Many authors use symbolisms to give a deeper meaning to their works. In the poem by Robert Frost "Fire and Ice" and in the short story by Steven D. Fischer "Fire and Ice" symbolism is the key to understanding the main idea.

In the poem "Fire and Ice," Frost explores with incredibly persuasive two forces which have the potential to bring destruction to the world. The first of these two is desire, which Frost likens in heat and intensity to fire. "Desire" is meant to be closely associated with love. Desire is one of the most fundamental emotional responses to being in love, and it's also the most potentially destructive force. The author says; "From what I've tasted of desire/ I hold with those who favor fire" / (lines 3-4). By giving desire the foremost position in regards to the destruction of the world, Frost is providing a powerful statement on the subject of greed and jealousy, saying that above all else, even hatred, this is the attribute of humanity that is probable will lead to its death.

To Frost, desire is the greatest problem that the world faces. The next, destructive force is hatred, which compared to ice. Frost with his entire passion saying; "I think I know enough of hate / to say that for destruction ice" / (lines 6-7). It is presented as having the ability to lead to the destruction of the world. Robert Frost is talking about life and death. If he died today his preference would be fire, but if he" perished twice"/ (line 5) he would choose ice because; "Is also great/ And would suffice"/ (lines 8-9). In fact, though the author first concludes...